Phuket is a great place for shopping as it has something for everyone, no matter how shallow or deep your pocket. Market shopping is inexpensive and cheerful, high-end boutiques offer exclusive designs and top class quality, and shopping centres compete with those found in any modern city.
The Phuket vegetarian festival is really something to experience and everyone reacts to it in a different way. There are those that love the thrill of it or appreciate the spiritual side, whilst others find it quite alarming. Phuket day tours organise a trip around town where most of the action takes place, but you can go there yourself just as easily.
The Big Buddha has been a work in progress since we have lived here, and that’s over 10 years. In those days, a dirt track cut into the side of the mountain, which you could just about manage to ride on, led up to the panoramic views at the top. Now it’s been replaced by a steep concrete road, however the views are just as spectacular and the impressive statue at the summit is stunning to see up close.
Thailand is famous for its exotic-looking and tasting cuisine. Plenty of visitors arrive in Phuket with the intention of learning how to recreate some of these delicious dishes when they return home. Thai cooking workshops can teach you how to make Thai food that tastes like it’s been made by a local.
Phuket is a remarkable island, there is no doubt about it, and we feel very lucky to live here. We have the best of everything on our doorstep, from the white-sand beaches, dramatic coastline and lush mountains, to the aroi maak food and exotic fresh fruits available on every corner.
Phuket is well-known as a first-rate destination, not only for its beaches and nightlife but also for the wide-range of adventurous activities and sports. Phuket snorkelling tours, scuba diving, golfing holidays, big game fishing, paragliding, surfing and go- karting are just some of the exciting things that can be experienced here.